Have you ever experienced a chain of events, where the dominos start falling, and you just try to keep up? That is the story of this shawl. My daughter got engaged, so I bought a dress to wear at her wedding. The dress is sleeveless, so I wanted a shawl to wear over my shoulders. Not knowing where to find a matching shawl, I decided to weave one. To weave a shawl, I had to finish weaving these towels that were on the loom, plan the draft for a shawl, and order thread.
The excitement of dressing the loom, trying out weft color options, weaving the delicate huck lace pattern, twisting fringe, wet finishing the cloth, and waiting for the wet cloth to dry, is all intensified because of the meaning of the event where I will wear the shawl. The shawl, itself, is a minor player that will serve best if it is not even noticed. The attention will be on Melody and Eddie as they pledge their love and faithfulness to each other, embracing companionship for a lifetime. Three weeks to go!
9 thoughts on “Quiet Friday: Coral Shawl for a Memorable Occasion”
Lovely and a perfect match with your dress!
I appreciate your compliment, Diane! I was holding my breath for the final outcome, hoping for a good match. Thankfully, the colors worked.
Gorgeous Shawls – and love the one you’re wearing with your beautiful dress. I was really impressed with your yarn swatch book. I just have a bunch of 3 x 5 cards held together with a ring, but yours makes so much more sense. I think I’ll make one for myself over the summer! I know that the wedding is going to be a beautiful affair. Enjoy!
Laurie, I love snipping off a meter of any new yarn and putting it in the yarn record book. There’s nothing wrong with 3 x 5 cards – you have a good start! I’ll do a Tools Day post sometime about the yarn record book.
Thanks for your blessing and kind words! It’s a good reminder to enjoy the day!!
That´s really a wonderful shawl !
Next time I´´ll weave one, I should think about hemstitching.
I really understand your nervousness before wet finishing, as I once ruined a big double woven blanket because I didnt try it out with a sample.
I had used two different sorts of yarn which felted differently. When it came out of the washing machine the blanket was damaged and completely useless., I could have cried…
Wish you a nice weekend
Oh no! That’s too bad about your double weave blanket. I think everybody has ruined something in the washing machine at least once. I’ve done it!
Hemstitching is easy to do on the loom. It’s a great edging for anything that has fringe.
Wish you a nice weekend, too.
Hi , this is a really nice shawl, is there any chance to get a pattern draft?Looking forward to hear from you. Many thanks. Ilze
Hi Ilze, This shawl is woven in huckaback, or huck weave. The draft is from the book “Happy Weaving,” from Vävmagasinet, p.79. Instead of Mora wool, I used 10/2 bamboo for warp and weft, with a sett of 24 ends per inch.